Our products are as diverse as the areas of application. All our products are characterized by high processing and result quality.

The use of our products takes place centrally in the following production areas:

Iron wire / Low Carbon

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Drawing of low carbon wires, either mechanically descaled or pickled, is usually done with a low fat calcium based dry drawing lubricant or a heat stable sodium based dry drawing lubricant.

If the wire is to be further treated after drawing, a water-soluble sodium-based dry drawing agent should be used - at least in the final draws.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Fence wire
  • Nail wire
  • Construction steel
  • Binding wire

Steel wire / High Carbon

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Calcium-based dry drawing lubricants with a medium fat content are mainly used for drawing steel wires. Based on the pre-treatment, a distinction is made in three areas:

  1. pickled and coated (lime, ZEL coating)
  2. pickled plus phosphating and coating (lime, ZEL coating)
  3. mechanically descaled plus coating (ZEL coating) inline

When using pressure drawing dies versus normal drawing dies, the selection of the correct wire drawing agent may vary. Product selection is influenced by the drawing speed and roughness in the multiple draw, as well as possible reactions between calcium and sodium based dry drawing lubricants during the drawing process.

For example: The higher the drawing speed, the higher the wire temperature, as well as drawing die temperature and the higher the adhesion and temperature stability of the drawing agent must be.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Steel cord and bead wire
  • Rope wire
  • Spring wire
  • Saw wire

Stainless steel wire

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High performance calcium and sodium based dry drawing lubricants are used in the production of stainless steel wire. 

Synthetic drawing lubricants protect the wire during the subsequent severe deformation process in the cold heading process. One of the most significant innovations is the use of emulsions based on vegetable oils and fats in the single draw. The result is optimum gloss and cleanability.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Product areas (nails, bolts, screws, springs and others) with special requirements such as: corrosion protection and media resistance

Reinforcing wire

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The forming process can be done either by rolling or drawing. It is important to choose a coating agent with uniform coverage for the rolling process.

Transportability and weldability are important factors. Fibre wire/fibre rod is preferably produced on long drawing machines. It is necessary to use heat-stable sodium-based dry drawing lubricants, as high speeds are used. These dry drawing lubricants can be used with ordinary drawing dies and pressure drawing dies.

With prestressing steels it is important to achieve the lowest possible residues in the tempering furnace. Traxit Wire Lubrication offers both dry drawing lubricants for prestressing steel wire and for fibre wire with the highest heat stability.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Fibres
  • Welded mesh
  • PSC Wire and pc wire

Cold heading wire (CHQ)

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Cold heading wire is usually phosphated. After annealing, a sodium-based dry drawing lubricant with a small amount of fillers is suitable, which enables a longer service life of the machine parts of the subsequent cold forming.

Used in the following example industries:

  • Automotive
  • Screws
  • Bolts

Welding wire

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The coating substrate for CO2 welding wire can be either sulphate-based or sulphate-free, depending on the requirements. For the wire draw, a combination of adherent dry drawing lubricants based on calcium in the first draws and on sodium in the latter draws is common.

We additionally offer special calcium-sodium mixed products that can be used in all trains. For the wet draw and/or only the final wet draw, special emulsions have been developed that offer optimal properties at low concentration. The emulsions clean the wire from the dry drawing lubricant and lubricate at the same time. The Skin Pass emulsion has the positive property of neutralizing residual acid from the copper plating and protecting against corrosion.

Use in the following example industries:

  • MIG welding (aluminium)
  • MAG welding (steel)
  • SUB ARC welding (arc welding)
  • Flux core (flux cored welding)
  • Electrodes

Rope wire

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Rope wire requires dry drawing lubricants with a high grease content.

This high-strength wire is usually phosphated or galvanised. Initially, a calcium-based dry drawing lubricant is required for maximum absorption, followed by a sodium-based dry drawing lubricant with additives for the highest speeds in the final draws of the machine. As a result of the friction and speed of the process, high temperatures are reached in all drawing dies of the machine, which require temperature-stable dry drawing lubricants.

Used in the following example industries:

  • Bridges
  • Elevators

Rubber applications

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For wire types with high tensile strength, temperature-stable sodium-based dry drawing lubricants are used. Both the dry drawing lubricant and the coating must have a high cleanability and may only have a few residues.

In the industry, there is a change in pre-treatment from pickling to mechanical descaling. This process can also change the choice of drawing lubricant.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Hose wire
  • Conveyor belts
  • Steel cord
  • Bead wire

Oil tempered wire

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For high quality high carbon wire it is important to achieve an appropriate structure after the annealing process. The surface, which has partial oxidation, requires a calcium-based dry drawing lubricant with high adhesion and stability.

Use in the following example industries:

  • Technical springs (valve springs)

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